Castle bunny hunt that’s going for gold
WALKING Bus children from Ashford and Folkestone will be going for gold this Easter when the walk to school charity stages a bunny hunt at historic Tonbridge Castle on Saturday, March 31.
Families involved with the county’s 70 Walking Buses will be invited to take part in an Easter egg hunt with gold Lindt milk chocolate bunnies available as the prizes.
The Whittard of Chelsea shop in Ashford has donated 1,000 of the chocolate bunnies for the event.
The store now stocks a large range of Lindt chocolates and is also providing a giant version of the Lindt bunny as the star prize in a free draw which parents bringing their children to the event will be automatically entered into. Five runners-up will receive a ceramic mug with small chocolate bunny inside.
Draw prizes are also being provided by Walking Bus sponsor Ringway, which is providing a GameBoy for the children’s free draw and a DVD player for the adult draw.
The event will climax with a balloon race organised by charity sponsor Denne Construction.
Whittard stocks a huge variety of own-blend teas, fresh ground coffees and hot chocolates, supported by every possible piece of brewing equipment.
In the run up to Easter the store is giving a free Lindt chocolate bunny, valued at £2.50, with every mug purchased in store. Ceramic mugs range in price from £4 to £11.
Linda Jakeman from Whittard of Chelsea said: “We are delighted to support the Kent and Medway Walking Bus Project. Teaching children road safety skills and providing parents with a positive alternative to the school run that adds so much traffic to the streets of Kent during term time is extremely important.”
Walking Bus families wanting free tickets to the event should apply in the Event Ticket section of the walk to school website www.kentwalkingbus.org For more information on Whittard of Chelsea view www.whittard.co.uk For details of the Walking Bus Project call Neville Dack on 07970 979004 or view www.kentonline.co.uk/ charity
Whittard manager Linda Jakeman and a huge golden bunny